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LUMP (Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay) Share New Song “May I Be the Light”

LUMP Due Out Friday via Dead Oceans

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LUMP is a new band that teams up Laura Marling and Tunng’s Mike Lindsay. Their self-titled debut album, LUMP, is due out this Friday (June 1) via Dead Oceans. Now they have shared another song from it, “May I Be the Light.” Listen to it below, followed by the duo’s upcoming tour dates.

Previously they shared a video for its first single, “Curse of the Contemporary” (which was our #2 Song of the Week), as well as its second single, the atmospheric slow-burner “Late to the Flight” (which was also one of our Songs of the Week). Then there was a video for “Late to the Flight” and the band also performed “Curse of the Contemporary” on the BBC music show Later… with Jools Holland.

Marling and Lindsay met when Marling supported Neil Young at a London show in June 2016 and they discovered that they were mutual fans of each other’s work. The collaboration grew from there.

A previous press release explained some of things that influenced Marling’s lyrics for LUMP: “Inspired by early-20th-century Surrealism and the absurdist poetry of Edward Lear and Ivor Cutler, she wanted to slice through the apparent emptiness of contemporary life. Her resulting creation is a bizarre but compelling narrative about the commodification of curated public personas, the mundane absurdity of individualism, and the lengths we go to escape our own meaninglessness.”

Marling’s last album, Semper Femina, was released in 2017 via More Alarming Records, which is Marling’s own label via Kobalt Music Recordings. Meanwhile, Tunng are releasing a new album, Songs You Make At Night, on August 24 via Full Time Hobby.

LUMP Tour Dates:

Fri. June 1 - London, UK @ Rough Trade East
Sat. June 2 - Hebden Bridge, UK @ The Trades Club (2 shows)
Sun. June 3 - Manchester, UK @ Band In The Wall (2 shows)
Tue. June 5 - London, UK @ Oslo (2 shows)
Wed. June 6 - London, UK @ Oslo (2 shows)
Fri. June 8 - Cardiff, UK @ Festival of Voice
Sat. June 9 - Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Instore
Fri. July 12 - Mon. July 15 - Henham Park, UK @ Latitude Festival

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